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Treasures of art in Great Britain: being an account of the chief collections of paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated mss., &c. &c.


Published 1854
Topics Art museums, Art
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Translated from the German by Lady Eastlake

A supplementary volume was published in 1857 under title: Galleries and cabinets of art in Great Britain

Supplemented by: "Summary of an index to Waagen, by Algernon Graves ..." (4 p.l., 366 pl, 1 l. front. (port.) 9 cm.) published: London, A. Graves, 1912. "Limited to 125 copies (including presentation) no. 64." Index also of supplementary volume, published in 1857. CALL NUMBER: N1020.W2 Index

Supplemented by: "Summary of an index to Waagen, by Algernon Graves" ([9], 366 p., plate. port. 25 cm.) published: London, Cornmarket, 1970. Facsim. of 1912 ed. CALL NUMBER: N1020.W2 1912a Index


Publisher London, J. Murray
Year 1854
Pages 502
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English; German
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Notes In a fair copy of a letter to John Murray (1855 March 16), Scharf cites numerous errata and inaccuracies in Waagen. Scharf had access to the great historic homes and private collections of art in England and based his revisions on first-hand knowledge. Newspaper clippings record the loss, dispersal or sale of the collections originally surveyed by Waagen. Letters received from connoisseurs, collectors, and artists include Lord Cowper, Lady Louisa Egerton, Frederic George Stephens, W.A. Scott Robertson, George Redford, the Earl of Ellesmere, R.S. Holford, and Sir Charles Lock Eastlake. Printed materials include "A Catalogue of the Orleans' Italian pictures..." (London, 1798) and the text of Scharf's paper on the paintings in the collection of the Society of Antiquaries of London (1862 Nov. 20). The first volume of the set contains a dedication to Scharf from the translator, Lady Eastlake.

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